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About Coquette Cafe
Nestled in the Landmark Building in The Historic Third Ward, Coquette Cafe serves up authentic bistro fare in warm, casual surroundings. Coquette is the kind of place where guests can pop in any time of day for everything from French Onion Soup and Flatbread Pizza to Crisp Provincal Roast Chicken. Whether it's cozying up to the bar for a glass of provincial French wine or exclusively brewed French ale, or having dinner or a small banquet in one of its three bustling dining areas, Chef Nick Burki and his wonderful staff are eager to accommodate one's every need. Although brand new in February of 1999, Coquette's informal decor blends well with its vintage surroundings. The dark wood, mirrored back bar and glowing gold walls invite you in to experience top quality and unassuming fare that you might find in the home kitchens of French grandmothers.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
French, Bistro, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday:11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Between St. Paul and Buffalo
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are available for all of your catering needs. Give us a call at 414-291-2655 to discuss your upcoming event. You may also email us at Coquette_Cafe@sbcglobal.net
Complimentary parking behind building after 5 PM every night and all day on Saturday & Sunday
There are bus and trolley stops within one block of the front door.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Our Garden Room is perfect for Special Events up to 50 People. We are also able to rent out larger areas of the Dining Room for events. Please call us at 414-291-2655 or email us at Coquette_Cafe@sbcglobal.net
Coquette Cafe offers a private dining room that can accommodate up to 50 guests for your gathering at no charge. An additional room that seats up to 100. The restaurant is also available for buyouts for rehearsals or seated events. Let us design the perfect event for you and your guests
Coquette Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Always a culinary delight, especially the escargot and the French onion soup. I personally would like a trout sauce that was a bit lighter in color and flavor, but at the same time, I always order it because I love a French prepared trout. The desserts are generous and fabulous. The atmosphere is perfect, and our favorite waitstaff is always there ready, to please and professional.
Went for early dinner on Valentine's Day so it was still quiet when we got there but kept hearing the hostess say they had no seating until 8:30 with the restaurant closing at 9. Coquette is our favorite place to go for that "special dinner" and they did not disappoint. I had Pork Loin with asparagus & fingerling potatoes; it had a lemon garlic sauce that made the food sparkle and the presentation was perfect. My husband had boeuf bourguignon a la Julia Child; I'm sure Julia was pleased. He said the beef was extremely tender and the sauce was the perfect balance of ingredients. For dessert, we split what was listed as a flourless chocolate cake but this was not like any flourless cake I have ever had. It had the deep, dense dark chocolate but it was almost like an outer shell. Because inside was this smooth, velvety chocolate yumminess. It wasn't thin enough to be like a lava cake filling but definitely not the normal findings for flourless cake. It was absolutely amazing. Especially when topped off with good coffee and cognac or a good specialty coffee. Can't let this review go without commenting on the wait staff. It's easy to be attentive and charming when the evening is just starting. But as our server got more and more tables to work she never missed a bet and was always gracious. She also knew the difference between being attentive and hovering.
A nice spot for a memorable Valentine's Day date. I was able to make a reservation fairly late in game (thankfully!) and the food was terrific, service was good (had to wait a long time for our check, the only negative). We had the fixed price menu, which was a nice bargain, and the food delicious. We will be back.
We had a lovely Sunday lunch. Everyone enjoyed their food. I would especially recommend the French Toast, the brussels sprouts and the beet salad. I had ordered the smoked salmon eggs benedict but found it too salty - not unusual for smoked salmon - and there wasn't even a hint of trouble when I asked for something else. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the good food and the gracious service.
Had not been to CC in many years but always had fond memories of the atmosphere and the food. We were looking forward to celebrating my birthday but left very disappointed with our meal. Did not feel it was the same quality as we remembered. Caesar Salad included on online menu not available, sausage on flat bread pizza was way too spicy, dessert special not available (chocolate tart) and hanger steak with frittes had way too much sauce. Wait staff was friendly and atmosphere still nice.
Coquette is one of our favorites and the service is always excellent. The food can vary depending on the day and unfortunately my flank stank was luke warm and my frittes were cold. I did send the fries back and our server promptly delivered hot fries but I really hate sending food back to the kitchen! Won't stop me from coming back for our favorites..the great bread and butter, onion soup, amazing salads and entrees.
as always excellent food and service. I would like a bit more selection on the such as duck or game like venison. In Europe wild boar is one my most liked meals. Turbo fish likewise is hard to find. One of these times I have got to try the meatloaf however meatloaf in a good French cafe somehow gives me a mental block out. Meat loaf seems to common. But based on your reviews seems to be well received. How about frog legs, leg of lamb even rabbit. Thanks for a great night. Arno Jacobsen
It was better than expected. The ambience was very nice and service was great (though I didn't get my wine until my dinner was done, but they recognized error and didn't charge me for it). Food was very good with decent French fare that's affordable. Like the casual atmosphere (not jeans/shorts casual, but just easy going). Had a great dinner
Coquette Cafe is a solid place to go to for a good meal. Service is good as well. My only complaint was that it was quite cold where we were sitting. I could have sat with my coat on the entire time, and I would not have been too warm. As it was, it took me quite awhile to warm up AFTER we had left the restaurant. Admittedly, it was one of the those very cold days in Milwaukee, but, nonetheless, when I pointed it out to the hostess as we were being seated that there was cold there, and that I could feel a cool draft of air, she kind of just looked at me and smiled. I gathered that all the seats were that way.
My husband and I made lunch reservations for a special treat on my birthday. I was looking forward to it - I heard service was impeccable and food was top notch. Well, food was indeed top notch. I had the roasted red pepper soup and apple salad, along with creme brulee for dessert. All fantastic.
The service, however, was atrocious. Our waiter took awhile to stop by initially. We ordered drinks, but were unsure of the food. When he came back and I said I wasn't sure what to order -- he abruptly turned and walked away (instead of offering suggestions).
He was not attentive after taking our initial order. Someone else brought out our food, and we hardly saw him between ordering and the dessert menu. Waters left unfilled, and then he took them away completely before we were done eating (between the main course and dessert).
I was so disappointed with the entire experience - even though the food was amazing, the service made me never want to go back.
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